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Turkey   Africa and the Middle East

Started 3/13/20 by Jenifer (Zarknorph); 1149 views.
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Jul-12

adwil

From: adwil

Jul-12

Erdogan says visitors will still be allowed in. I assume that may include female visitors.

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From: Jenifer (Zarknorph)

Jul-13

For now...

Anyway, things will be tense.


adwil

From: adwil

Jul-13

Jenifer (Zarknorph) said:

In a very brief, improvised remark, the Pope, speaking from his studio window overlooking St Peter's Square, says he is "thinking of St Sophia".

It has little to do with Islam. It's just a political act by the Turkish 'dictator' in the hope that his voter base will appreciate what he's done. Not that dissimilar to the alleged coup attempt a couple of years back which was almost certainly organised by Turkey's spooks to break the back of the opposition and ensure Erdogan won another term. It's all very Third Reich if you know your history.

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From: Jenifer (Zarknorph)

Jul-14

If Trump decides to leave NATO, Turkey will have the single biggest army in the alliance.

The future needs to be scrutinised, too.

adwil

From: adwil

Jul-14

Turkey won't leave NATO unless a better deal comes up. Of course that doesn't mean NATO isn't embarrassed by Turkish actions against the Kurds and in Syria, for example. 

I think they joined NATO because they were afraid of Russia and because they had, at that time, more in common with the western democracies. Now Turkey has much less in common with western democracies.

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From: Jenifer (Zarknorph)

Jul-14

Trump has threatened to pull America from NATO.

Turkey would be sitting pretty if that happened.

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From: Jenifer (Zarknorph)

Jul-14

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From: adwil

Jul-14

Jenifer (Zarknorph) said:

Trump has threatened to pull America from NATO.

He won't. He just uses it as a threat to make Germany and many other NATO members pull their weight. 

adwil

From: adwil

Jul-14

Gotta love the misprint!  How long?

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